So, I finally live in Newcastle.
It has been nearly two weeks since I moved and it has been extremely activity-packed.
Doing barely anything but sleeping at home for the most part of the day for the last six months have made me quite rusty. But, the move to U.K. has done me some good.
It was pretty interesting to say the last and I did quite a lot of things over this one week, for what is probably the first time.
1. Flying half-way across the world, all by myself
To reach my current destination, I had to take a direct flight to London, and then onwards to Newcastle, which was a journey of a grand total of 15 hours by flight and another 2 hours by car. I’ve flown earlier, but never this long and never all by myself.
But, the journey was quite fun. I did meet some interesting people on the way, caught up a bit on my sleep, and watched two movies that I’ve been wanting to watch for quite a long time.
2. Get all documents and registration done
In one day, I had to go down to the post office to get my resident permit, and get registered with the university. Since I had some time to kill, I decided to get registered with the GP for insurance purposes, and went to buy a new SIM card.
3. Set up a bank account
Honestly, I had no idea how banks worked. That was some kind of mystery as far I was concerned. But, now, I set one up on my own.
4. Get the accommodation sorted
Being the first time that I was moving out of home, it was also the first time that I had to set everything up. But, as it is a university-managed accommodation, I did get a bit lucky. However, unpacking and getting everything up and running was something that took up a lot of my time. Honestly, today is when I finally finished unpacking and brought a bit of order into the chaos that was my room till today.
Apologies on the late post. I barely had time to breathe in the last couple of weeks, with inductions and freshers’ week going on too. (More about that in the next post)